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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Sep 25, 2008 6:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: old topic- new take- covers the boys should have done: Pinball Wizard

Listen to the end coda from Foolish Heart a few times- any show- the segue into Pinball would have made perfect musical sense- have you though of any new ones since the last time we did this?

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Poster: jemajn2323 Date: Sep 26, 2008 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: old topic- new take- covers the boys should have done: Pinball Wizard

I am a big fan of She Belongs To Me, and I think they could have done If You See Her Say Hello justice. Is that the right title, i believe it's from Blood On The Tracks.

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Poster: K-Wave Date: Sep 25, 2008 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: old topic- new take- covers the boys should have done: Pinball Wizard

I'm kind of new here, so I don't know if these will be repeats or not.

One I've frequently thought about is "Low Rider". Can't you just hear the Scarlet/Fire syncopation and cowbell? The band grooving on the main instrumental figure? People losing their minds as Garcia sang "take a little trip w/ me"?

Another one that's only crossed my mind lately is The Guess Who's "Running Back to Saskatoon." Actually, after going for ages w/out hearing it, *it* reminded me of the Dead, I suppose. But both the verse and the chorus remind me of separate "schools" of Weir tunes, i.e. maybe Let It Grow/Sunshine Daydream and Hell in a Bucket, respectively. Plus the piano is recorded--and kind of played--ala Keith era. Finally, some kind of absurd, inside joke, lyrics.

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Poster: tree-ap Date: Sep 26, 2008 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: old topic- new take- covers the boys should have done: Pinball Wizard

I'd like for there to have been more country covers back between '71-'74. Jerry was a big fan of Buck Owens, whose country shuffle sound would've lent itself perfectly to the GD's sound. Maybe instead of Phish, the GD could've been the ones to start the Halloween tradition of playing nothing but covers or entire albums by another artist/band. Maybe even more songs by the Beatles. Some folks don't have much respect for "cover bands". Someone even went as far to blast my idea of even just Garcia having done a country cover album, saying something about how much more important it was that he at least co-wrote most songs in their/his repetoire. But I'd have to remind them about all of the covers the GD did---Sittin On Top Of The World, NFA, GDTRFB, almost all of what Pigpen did, Morning Dew, MAMU, Big River, all of the Dylan covers, Who Do You Love, 2nd That Emotion, the gospel acoustic songs, a bunch of Beatles songs, many of the songs JGB did, Big Boy Pete, Oh Boy, IKYR, You Win Again, Minglewood Blues, Rockin' Pnuemonia, Baba O'Reilly, Tomorrow Never Knows, Tomorrow Is Forever, Broken Arrow, Johnny B. Goode, Promised Land, and I'm sure a few others I didn't mention.
But going back to the original question, I'd say another Johnny Cash hit, Ring Of Fire. I think that would've gone down quite well for them.

Here's an odd one---I had a dream once that they did "Land Down Under" by Men at Work. That might've worked.

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Poster: secret8476 Date: Sep 26, 2008 9:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: old topic- new take- covers the boys should have done: Pinball Wizard

She's a Rainbow - rolling stones

Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

Midnight Special - Leadbellly

just to name a few. I always wondered where in the hell - or who in the hell thought to themselves ..... Broken Arrow ! - yes ! we need some Rod Stewart in our line-up!
Sorry, but i never *got* that song being a part of their repetoir (sp?).

There are other tunes I'm not sure where they came from - that would be something, mathilda, to name a few. That one especially (mathilda)since jer only sings the chorus over and over. But I did kinda like the whole Baba>TNK ... I know I know ... its vince and its 94/95 crap years but still..... was fun to hear.

Now, a good rippin' In The Pines (fondly referred to by others as Where Did You Sleep Last Night) woulda been something they coulda brought back and had fun with in the later years.

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Poster: ducats Date: Sep 25, 2008 7:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: old topic- new take- covers the boys should have done: Pinball Wizard

Lily, Rosemary & the Jack of Hearts

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Poster: K-Wave Date: Sep 25, 2008 7:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: old topic- new take- covers the boys should have done: Pinball Wizard

Yeah...I mean, if you can learn all the verses to Desolation Row, why not this gem? But then again, I really hear Jerry singing this one, so maybe not....

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Poster: ducats Date: Sep 26, 2008 5:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: old topic- new take- covers the boys should have done: Pinball Wizard

I figured Bobby singing.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Sep 25, 2008 9:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: old topic- new take- covers the boys should have done: Pinball Wizard

I always thought that Dig a Pony (Beatles) would have been a great Dead tune, especially the final jam.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Sep 26, 2008 10:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: old topic- new take- covers the boys should have done: Pinball Wizard

Obscure: Gene Clark's "(There's A) Train Leaves Here This Mornin'." If the Eagles can cover it, why not the Dead? And it's a great softly swinging country-rock number that would be right up their street...

More Obscure: XTC's "Yacht Dance." They're trying to sound like the Dead on this number anyway, so why not?

Extremely Obscure: Colorfinger's "Kill Jerry Garcia." It would blow the crowd's mind and really turn the tables on the haters! All three songs were around while the Dead were still performing, so... ;-)

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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Sep 25, 2008 6:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: old topic- new take- covers the boys should have done: Pinball Wizard

Great topic! I bet they could have done a damn good "Down by the River". That's all I've got right now. I'll have to noodle on this one some more